It looks like the Motorola Sholes won’t be a lonely Android on Verizon’s shelves. If the following picture that a PhoneArena tipster snapped is authentic, an Android phone called the HTC Desire 6200 will be heading to Verizon Wireless as a Google Experience device (with Google branding):
Coincidentally (or not) the picture was snapped by a tipster whose alias is “Snapdude” and I’d like to shake this guy’s hand and buy him a beer if he is right. And being an enthusiastic Android optimist we all know that while this is strictly lingering in rumor territory, we ALL want to believe this is true. Especially Verizon Wireless customers – can you imagine having TWO different Android Phones by the end of 2009?
Oh yeah and for all the VZW customers claiming that Big Red will find a way to gimp Android remember something: Google has a strict policy about what devices can use the with Google branding. Assuming the “Digital Googl” means the HTC Desire will be a Google Experience phone – and I realize that is a huge leap to make – that would also require to play by Google’s Android rules which SURELY wouldn’t include any measurable level of gimping.
[Via PhoneArena – Thanks Guys!]